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HUMAN SERVICES

Why Choose Human Services?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth within the human services field is growing faster than the national average expansion. The human services program prepares students to meet the challenges of today's diverse society that produce human services needs such as, addiction, increasing elderly population, poverty, abuse, and behavioral health.

What Human Services Will Teach You!

Students will develop a broad, ethical, and empathetic understanding of the issues that face today's population and communities in terms of human service needs. The core courses of the human services program exam key areas of social and human concern such as mental health services, social casework, social policies, and program planning & evaluation.

Where Human Services Can Take You!

Students earning the Bachelor of Science degree in human services can work in entry level and some advanced positions with a wide array of social services programs and also go on to advanced studies. Additionally, students completing the Bachelor of Science degree in human services are eligible to sit for the Human Services-Board Certified.

Why Choose Human Services?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth within the human services field is growing faster than the national average expansion. The human services program prepares students to meet the challenges of today's diverse society that produce human services needs such as, addiction, increasing elderly population, poverty, abuse, and behavioral health.

What Human Services Will Teach You!

Students will develop a broad, ethical, and empathetic understanding of the issues that face today's population and communities in terms of human service needs. The core courses of the human services program exam key areas of social and human concern such as mental health services, social casework, social policies, and program planning & evaluation.

Where Human Services Can Take You!

Students earning the Bachelor of Science degree in human services can work in entry level and some advanced positions with a wide array of social services programs and also go on to advanced studies. Additionally, students completing the Bachelor of Science degree in human services are eligible to sit for the Human Services-Board Certified.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:


Full-time Faculty:


Adjunct Faculty:

  • Mr. William Brodginski, MS, Chief Program Officer
  • Ms. Kellie Lowman, MS, Director of Services
  • Ms. Joyce Hyatt, RN, PhD, Coordinator
  • Mr. Larry Parker II, MS, Counselor

Internships:

Students in the human services program will complete either a 3.00 or 6.00 credit internship. Internships are typically through a social service program within the Elmira area.


Career Opportunities:

Students earning the Bachelor of Science degree in human services can work in entry level and some advanced positions with a wide array of social services programs. Job titles include case manager, counselor, advocate, program specialist, therapeutic staff support, human services assistant, probation officer, community educator, outreach worker, job coach, and childcare worker.

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Arael Scott '20

Graduate Student
Psychology

Through earning my associate degree in human services, I have gained a new perspective on several topics that I would not have learned otherwise. Specifically, classes like Poverty in America, Social Policy, and Mental Health Services allowed me to see certain aspects of the field of human services through a different lens. Earning my associate in human services was a great opportunity that I am glad I took advantage of, and I would recommend it to anyone in any major, but specifically those working toward a health profession degree.